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arlier this week, Microsoft announced that it planned to reverse its earlier policy barring the use of Vista Home and Home Premium editions under virtualization on the Mac. However, the company has now decided to keep things as they are.

The company did not explain the reason for its change of mind, other than saying it had reassesed of its virtualization policy.

“Microsoft has reassessed the Windows virtualization policy and decided that we will maintain the original policy announced last fall,” Microsoft said in a email.

Microsoft’s original virtualization policy restrictions were due to security issues. The company explained that the ability to counter potential security threats requires a higher level of knowledge. The restrictions were intended to discourage less tech-savvy users from running the software on a virtual system.
Source:http://vista.blorge.com/2007/06/23/m...-home-on-macs/

Damn it's like Microsoft wants to be hated.
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Owned.....why would MAC want a windows OS anyways

I have seen tons of adverts were MAC are slating MS for been 'un-oiriginal'

And now they want their OS lol
We don't want the OS we want the computers - cheaper and more reliable than PC junk.

The Win OS for running those apps that don't work on the Mac (i.e high end 3D and Engineering Apps - not games not email not productivity apps - they are all on the Mac).

The day when SW companies realize the Mac has momentum and start writing apps for both platfoems is the day we toss Win OS and Microsucks out the door.
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I'd take a Macbook pro over any laptop any day. Their great IMO, of course you can think differently, don't bash me for it. It'd be like bashing me because I like the color blue over red, its just stupid. Mac's want XP or Vista because they may need a certain app that can only work on that OS.
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Erm.....sorry to dissapoint dude but this isn't even about macs ability to produce hardware.

This is about MS not allowing them to have an OS

How does your post relate to that in any way?
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Nobody cares whether or not you like MACs or PC here. This thread is about Microsoft not allowing virtualization of their OS.
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K guys just to straighten this out for you all.

Mac users want Windows because windows has so many more programs then Mac will ever have. Yea mac comes with a bunch of programs installed, but thats because you pay $300 more than if you built it.

I've used macs lots of times but for what you get im not paying that much just to have "more security". I havent had a virus on either of my computers because i dont do stupid stuff so that isnt even an issue for me.

Yeah they look nice but i'd rather have a PC that i could install OSX on if i really wanted it, but since im perfectly happy on windows theres no point.

And i do more with my laptop then go on the internet so buying a macbook pro isnt even there.

PC >>>>> Mac always and you know it.
    
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Nobody cares whether or not you like MACs or PC here. This thread is about Microsoft not allowing virtualization of their OS.
People......you really need to listen to this post

We get it, Mac and MS have their own pro's and cons....let us move on
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I specifically posted on virtualization. How is that off topic?
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Microsoft needs to get a clue. Microsoft CAN NOT tell us what to do and expect us to follow their so called orders.

Microsoft can suck it and suck it hard.
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Microsoft needs to get a clue. Microsoft CAN NOT tell us what to do and expect us to follow their so called orders.

Microsoft can suck it and suck it hard.
Yes they can acually. It's called a TOS, which you must agree to in order to use their software.

I don't see why they wouldn't allow it, isn't that the whole point of VPC for mac ?

And just to say it again because some people need it said 16 times before they read it, this is not against dual-booting, it's just against running windows inside of OSX.
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